It’s Find Another Way Week
Ride RFTA, Ride Glenwood or bike or hike to work during the Roaring Fork Valley’s TRY/Find Another Way Week, July 7-11.Today is Rider Appreciation Day in Aspen. Gifts and snacks will be provided for bus riders. Tuesday is Carpool Appreciation Day in Aspen. Wednesday is Aspen’s Find Another Way Day party from 7-9 a.m. in Paepcke Park. There’ll be free breakfast, Krispy Kreme donuts, bike safety checks, music and prizes.Thursday, Glenwood Springs is hosting TRY Another Way Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free picnic in Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs with hamburgers, chicken and veggie burgers, with music by Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees. Free gift bags will be offered, along with chances to win rafting, horseback riding packages and a round-trip coach ticket for two on the California Zephyr from Glenwood Springs to San Francisco.Information on the Glenwood Springs waterline replacement project and Grand Avenue Paving Project will be on display in the park.Friday is the Find Another Way party from 3-5 p.m. at Aspen Highlands Village. Bike rides with Sun Dog Athletics, tasty treats, music, prizes and bike safety checks.Skip your drive alone, commute and enjoy the Roaring Fork Valley’s Alternative Transportation Another Way Week. Join the fun! For information in Aspen, call 920-5038, in Glenwood Springs, call 384-6437.Glenwood Springs transportation updateMinimal construction activity is expected this week at the intersection of Midland Avenue and Four Mile Road. The intersection will remain a three-way stop throughout the duration of the construction.Curb and gutter will be installed on the 1800 block of Blake Avenue in conjunction with the St. Stephen’s Church construction. This will also include 19th Street lying adjacent to the church property the following week. Traffic will not be detoured but there will be no roadside parking within the area of construction until the project is completed.Waterline and street reconstruction has begun on the north end of Walz Avenue and is progressing to the south. Only local traffic allowed in the construction area. Periodic water outages will be announced with door hangers in advance. The project will be completed by the end of August.The Electric Department will be replacing a damaged vault lid at 1700 Midland Avenue on Tuesday. The southbound lane will be closed. Expect short delays.Cathy Tuttle is the RFTA/City of Glenwood Transportation Marketing Alliance consultant. For information call 384-6437 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This column will appear every Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life. Transportation Responsibility & You – one day at a time, one trip at a time!
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